No matter who wins tomorrow’s runoff election for US Senate in Georgia, Democrats will still control the Senate. And with a Republican majority in the House, any significant legislation in the next Congress will require bipartisan deals anyway. So whether there are 50 Democratic senators, as there are now — or 51, as there would be if Senator Raphael Warnock wins re-election — wouldn’t seem to matter all that much.
Don’t be fooled. One additional Senate seat would make a huge difference for Democrats — for judicial and executive-branch nominations, for oversight, maybe even for legislating.